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POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS. EMPLOYERS. LABOR UNIONS. FOREIGN ENTITIES. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Amends the Political Reform Act. Requires public and private employers and labor organizations to obtain permission from employees and members before withholding pay or using union dues or fees for political contributions. Permission must be obtained annually using a prescribed form. Requires record keeping. Prohibits contributions to state and local candidates by residents, governments or entities of foreign countries. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Would result in unknown costs to the state resulting from enforcement of its provisions. While the state has no record keeping or tracking requirements under this measure, the Fair Political Practices Commission will be responsible for any such enforcement actions that arise. It is not possible to estimate the number of enforcement actions or accompanying enforcement costs that may arise from the measure. Enforcement costs, however, will probably not be major.
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Political Contributions. Employers. Labor Unions. Foreign Entities. California Initiative 746 (1997).